Kids in the Kitchen: Strawberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes Recipe #BornOnTheFarm

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March break is coming soon (or spring break to those in the US)! It’s the perfect time to get kids in the kitchen! My kids love to help out in the kitchen all year ’round which I love because it not only gets them used to cooking and the idea of cooking but it also gives us a chance to do something together and bond!

This month for my partnership with Gay Lea I’m sharing about getting my kids in the kitchen and for this post, Kyla and dad had some fun coming up with a delicious recipe sure to please!

They made Strawberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes! Not only do they look delicious but they taste it too. Sometimes the same ol’ boring pancakes just aren’t enough, so mixing it up a little bit is a lot of fun. I know what you may be thinking, cottage cheese in pancakes? Don’t knock it until you try it. OH SO GOOD.


  • 3/4 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup Gay Lea Nordica cottage cheese
  • 3/4 cup Gay Lea Original sour cream
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 large finely chopped strawberries or sweeter fruit of your choice


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together
  2. Add eggs, cottage cheese and sour cream
  3. Mix until well blended
  4. In a medium skillet, add 1/4 cup batter and cook until golden brown (or bubbles form on top of pancake)
  5. Flip and cook other side until golden brown.
  6. Serve with your choice of toppings including syrup and fresh fruit

Pancakes are huge favourite in our house! We try to make them as often as we can but it doesn’t seem to truly be enough. When we do make them though we try to get the kids involved and be as creative as we can! As I mentioned these are Strawberry Cottage Cheese pancakes! My kids had never had pancakes with cottage cheese in them so I was really worried they’d not be big fans — I was wrong, they devoured them as quickly as we got them on the plates…. Thankfully I was able to snap some photos before they got their little hands on them.

Pancakes have always been a family favourite in our house. I remember the first time I made them and had the kids help they were so proud of themselves when they were able to flip them! It’s such a fun and easy (also not as messy) way to get the kids helping out in the kitchen!

If you are like us and not planning on many things this coming March Break/Spring Break try getting the kids in the kitchen! Our partnership with Gay Lea has really given us many reasons to get creative. Trying so many different things we wouldn’t normally think to do, and it’s been a lot of fun.

I find using Gay Lea butter, and other items such as yogurt, cottage cheese and sour cream has made a lot of our recipes a lot more fun, rich and they give a taste that I’ve been looking for in all my recipes. I love rich and creamy, and Gay Lea has really been an added benefit in a lot of our recipes. If you plan to test out some new, or even revamp some old recipes this break add a little Gay Lea!

Our kids can’t get enough of these pancakes so we’ll be sure to add them to our meal list. Not just for breakfast or brunch, but would make a good light dinner too! They are light and fluffy with a rich and creamy flavour that you won’t soon forget!

Even the cook enjoyed her meal. She was so proud of herself, and was so thrilled everyone enjoyed her creations with dad. Talk about a great confidence booster especially for a child who has gone through so much in the last little while and needs a good confidence boost!

What is your favourite Pancake Topping?

Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Gay Lea and I received Compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  • Reply robin masshole mommy March 6, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Pancakes are a favorite in my house, too! We make them for brinner at least once a week.

  • Reply Rachel Ferrucci March 6, 2017 at 11:17 am

    These sound amazing. It’s everything I love. I’m not one to change up breakfast foods but I would totally eat this!

  • Reply Kristina Paché Ferency March 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    We love pancakes in this house! Especially my little Boston! I love butter and syrup on my pancakes! These look amazingly delicious!

  • Reply Emily S. March 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Mmm, these look amazing! It’s so great to have kids help out in the kitchen, they love it!

  • Reply Gingermommy March 6, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Those look so good! MY youngest and oldest love cooking and do so whenever possible. The other tow, not so much

  • Reply Yashy Murphy March 6, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I too love sneaking in cottage cheese into my pancakes! I make green ones for St . Paddy’s!!

  • Reply paula schuck March 6, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    My kids like to cook and bake too. These look yummy. I agree pancakes are so much fun for them to flip as kids. I had almost forgotten about that actually.The last shot makes me hungry.

  • Reply TIffany C March 6, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Cottage Cheese is not something I have ever really had unless in my lasagna. But after seeing how tasty these pancakes look I would love to try it out. Does it change the texture a lot? Both my boys get all funky about texture.

  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle March 6, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Those sound so yummy! I love pancakes that offer a little extra health benefit, and I love getting the kids involved.

  • Reply Laura March 6, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    I need these in my life! Luckily I have all the ingredients, I’ll be making them for breakfast tomorrow morning. I never would have thought of using cottage cheese in pancakes.

  • Reply Vera Sweeney March 6, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Those sound straight up awesome. I love cottage cheese in my pancakes. I think it’s great that you’re getting the kids in on the action, too.

  • Reply Monica March 6, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    These sound and look amazing! I always make my own pancakes but have never made them with sour cream or cottage cheese. Will definitely be giving these a try on the weekend!
    (PS, your pics are awesome!)

  • Reply Bill Sweeney March 6, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    My wife and I make a point of bringing the kids into the kitchen. It makes for great bonding time, and the kids won’t starve when they’re out on their own.

  • Reply maria @closetohome March 6, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    my grandma that was Italian used to make pancakes with cottage cheese. Great way to add protein to a high carb dish.

  • Reply Tracey March 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    What a great way to use cottage cheese! This looks like a really yummy, kid friendly (and adult friendly) breakfast idea.

  • Reply Nancy at Whispered Inspirations March 6, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    My favorite would have to be syrup. Can’t go wrong but, the strawberries in this are delicious. MMM, what a great recipe.

  • Reply Pam March 6, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    I have never had pancakes with cottage cheese in them before. I like cottage cheese so they sound good.

  • Reply Liz Mays March 6, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    What a fun project! The pancakes looked good! I wouldn’t mind making some this way.

  • Reply Theresa March 6, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Pancakes are the perfect recipe to start kids out in the kitchen. These sound really delicious. My favorite toppings are strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream.

  • Reply Diane Welburn March 6, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    I would never have thought to use cottage cheese in pancakes! These sound delicious. I am going to try them out for the family on the weekend. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia March 6, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    My kids love to get busy helping me in the kitchen. Now that they are older I can let them plan meals to make on their own. Cooking is such an important skill to learn.

  • Reply Seattle Travel Blogger March 7, 2017 at 8:24 am

    I love making different versions of pancakes.
    Your daughter looks so cute eating her pancakes!

  • Reply Toni | Boulder Locavore March 7, 2017 at 9:32 am

    These look delicious! My kids love pancakes for breakfast! I bet they’ll enjoy this!

  • Reply Joyce Brewer March 7, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Depending on my sweet tooth I may want blueberries or chocolate chips on my pancakes. Too bad my son and husband doesn’t eat them. It’s hard to make a small portion of pancakes.

  • Reply Mandee Suchland March 7, 2017 at 10:28 am

    I never would have thought to use cottage cheese! This looks great, we do love strawberries on our pancakes, but really we love any kind of fruit!

  • Reply Melissa March 7, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Those pancakes look delicious stacked up. My kids love pancakes when and my daughter tries to help. I will keep the cottage cheese/sour cream cakes in mind for my next batch.

  • Reply Karrie Truman March 7, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    I have to say, I’ve never made any type of special pancake outside of the norm before. My kids would devour these.

  • Reply Louise Bishop March 7, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Awww, I love seeing parents cook with their kids. It made a difference in my life when I was younger to have those experiences. These look yummy!

  • Reply Sheena Tatum March 7, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Some of my kids are too young to do this with and I can only imagine if I tried with my boys lol! However, mama likes this recipe and will be making it by herself :P

  • Reply Rosey March 8, 2017 at 5:26 am

    I’d definitely try them with the cottage cheese. Don’t know until you give it a try, right? :)

  • Reply Kelly Hutchinson March 8, 2017 at 10:26 am

    I am not a fan of cottage cheese on its own. But, I recently began cooking with it. It makes things so creamy!

  • Reply Amanda Love March 8, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Those pancakes look amazing! I’ve never tried making homemade ones with cottage cheese before. I’m sure they’re very tasty!

  • Reply Our Family World March 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Lovely, this is something I would let my child to do on his own. Thanks for this!

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